Friday, March 7, 2008

Volunteers help park with Spring Clean-up!

On Monday 3/3, an NCCC AmeriCorps team assisted park staff in getting ready for summer! On a beautiful summer-like day with the songs of spring peepers in the background, the team of 9 worked diligently to clean the YCC, weed the butterfly garden, replace more than 100 luminaries, scrub down canoes and kayaks and secure them on the new trailer. After completion of the project, the team enjoyed a leisurely hike through the park’s Fresh Water Marsh area, Tulip Tree Woods and Indian Springs Trails. The team is in training in Perry Point Maryland and will be deployed to the Gulf later this week for several months of disaster relief service.

A special thanks to Glen Stubbolo for coordinating these teams and thanks to the park staff for their assistance in this project!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

March Events

Interested in volunteering at Brandywine Creek this month? We have several opportunities for you to get involved!

March 8, at 9am, Volunteer Meeting (note this is a change from the regular start time of 10am)

March 8, at 10am, Girl Scout Day, volunteers needed to help with a variety of tasks, set up, registration, running a station, cleanup. Call Tess Belcher at 302 577-3534 for more information or to volunteer.

March 29, 10am-2pm Garden Cleanup, bring your work gloves, water and enthusiasm and help us prepare our wildlife garden for the spring.

March 31, Mountain Bike Patrol/Park Watch Meeting, come out and get more information on our newly forming Park Watch program, based on the neighborhood watch model, this group serves as ambassadors for the park, providing information and assistance to visitors. This is not an enforcement position but Park Watch volunteers do serve as "eyes and ears" for park staff and report any unsafe conditions that they encounter. Call Kurt Blattner or Laura Madara for more information.